Michael Kirby/Gold Country News Service A train heading westbound derailed in Colfax Sunday morning, causing the evacuation of businesses and residences.
Michael Kirby/Gold Country News Service Wheels from a train derailed and dug into the ground around the railroad tracks in Colfax Sunday. Liquid from one of the cars was leaking and was being investigated for possible hazardous content.
Michael Kirby/Gold Country News Service Railroad officials survey the damage caused by a freight train derailment in Colfax Sunday morning. The derailment was in town near the train depot. A possible hazardous liquid leaking from one of the damaged cars caused a temporary evacuation of business and residential properties in the vicinity.
Michael Kirby/Gold Country News Service The railroad crossing guard was destroyed in the mid-morning train car derailment in Colfax. A Placer Hills Fire Protection firefighter manned a road block keeping an evacuation area clear around the crash site in town. The derailment occurred where the railroad tracks run through town near the Historic Railroad Museum and station.
Katie Sanders/Special to Gold Country News Service Emergency responders and law enforcement arrive at a train derailment Sunday morning in Colfax.
Katie Sanders/Special to Gold Country Media Several railroad cars left the track in Colfax Sunday morning during a derailment that caused evacuations.
Katie Sanders/Special to Gold Country Media Railroad cars are off the track in Colfax after a derailment Sunday morning.